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Re: DISCOVERY CHANNEL feedback

From: bruce maccabee <brumac@compuserve.com>
Date: Tue, 4 Nov 1997 11:26:18 -0500
Fwd Date: Wed, 05 Nov 1997 11:19:16 -0500
Subject: Re: DISCOVERY CHANNEL feedback


>From: fergus@ukraine.corp.mot.com
>Date: Mon, 3 Nov 1997 14:45:13 -0600 (CST)
>To: updates@globalserve.net
>Subject: Re: UFO UpDate: Re: DISCOVERY CHANNEL feedback


>Regarding the hypothesis that some of the bright lights seen in
>the sky to the west of Phoenix on March 13 were flares, Bill
>Hamilton writes:

>> The magnesium flares burn bright white, not orange or yellow,
>> but this has never been addressed by the skeptics.

>Could white flares seen at a great distance look orange because of
>Rayleigh scattering in the atmosphere?  (This is the effect which
>causes the setting sun to look orange.)


>-George Fergus

Interesting suggestion, but the reddening of the sun is a result
of light traveling through several hundred miles of atmosphere
just after sunrise or just before sunset.   I doubt that light
travwling through 30 or so miles of clear atmosphere would be
noticeably reddened. If the atmosphere were very hazy over this
distance it might be possible.



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